At PAX East today, Cartoon Network revealed a brand new animated series called OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. The twist here, is that the animated series will have a complimentary game to go with it and flesh out the universe even more.
To help build this highly-developed world, Cartoon Network opened the door to the gaming and creative communities to produce custom multiplatform content. At a Game Jam last year, independent game developers created their own original games based on the characters. Following the Game Jam, college undergraduates were invited to craft 15-second animation shorts using the IP at an Animation Jam. A standalone original mobile game, titled _OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo,_ also launched last year based on Jones-Quartey’s short, of the same name, from Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning artist program.
Created by Ian Jones-Quartey, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the action-packed show follows the heroic feats
of K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to level up to be the best he can be in a dynamic universe of friends and challenging foes. The console and PC game is an action brawler with RPG elements and is expected to arrive later this fall.
Stay tuned for more info on the show and the game.